News briefsHoliday bonuses the exception • Union grieves firing of armed and dangerous worker • CIBC extends HR outsourcing deal • Quebec targets health-care workers in France, Switzerland • P.E.I. youth steered into careers facing shortages • B.C .WCB unchangedBy 12/15/2003|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004 Holiday bonuses the exceptionToronto — Just 32 per cent of employers will hand out holiday bonuses this year, down slightly from the 36 per cent that gave bonuses last year, according to a survey of 115 Canadian organizations by Hewitt Associates. Nine per cent of respondents reported having once given holiday bonuses but discontinuing them, while more than half (59 per cent) have never given holiday bonuses. Of those that do give bonus, 32 per cent hand out gift certificates, 30 per cent offer cash bonuses and another 30 per cent give out food such as turkeys or hams.Union grieves firing of armed and dangerous workerMoncton, N.B. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.